twofourjoy productions in association with CIACLA presents SHARD
“One man seeks a fresh start, yearning to reconnect with the primal embrace of nature. Yet, when nature spurns us, when it hungers for our life's essence, what unfolds then?”
Written by STEWART ROCHE
Directed by ALAN SMYTH
Starring NEILL FLEMING
Date: Thursday, February 22; Friday, February 23; Saturday, February 24
Location: Irish Shebeen, Hollywood address revealed upon booking
Written by Stewart Roche Directed by Alan Smyth Starring Neill Fleming Thursday, February 22,
Irish playwright Stewart Roche's gripping psychological thriller, SHARD, will get its live theatrical premiere in February 2024 with a unique three-day engagement in a private Irish shebeen (speakeasy) hidden in the heart of Hollywood.
The one-man SHARD stars the talented Irish stage and screen actor Neill Fleming (GAME OF THRONES, VIKINGS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL), for whom Roche penned the role. In the play, a man flees the city and the mistakes of his past for a new beginning in an idyllic island communebut the price of escape is higher than he could have imagined. Flemings initial virtual performance of SHARD during the height of the pandemic stunned BBC producers, who adapted it for BBC Radio and broadcast it in 2023 to major acclaim. Now Fleming will perform SHARD live for the first time ever in a uniquely captivating setting: a private shebeen in Hollywood that uncannily recreates the legendary speakeasies that appeared in the Irish countryside as early as the 18th century.
Under the expert direction of Alan Smyth, "SHARD" will be performed for three days only, from February 22-24.
Admission covers a libation. 7:30 - Shebeen doors open. General admission. Seating is first come, first served.
Sorry, no late seating.
Music & beverages. 8:00 - Show. Apologies, no late seating. Please give yourself plenty of time to park and get settled.
The play is presented in association with the Contemporary Irish Art Center, Los Angeles (CIACLA). Kindly Supported by Government of Ireland Emigrant Support Programme.